s maroon most, common. Ibowoiddhenbeueudthabliveminutes walk the lloyal lilo, there’s a bar


' masons llall in the up and ming cowgate. But you defi ' "uiaUncuy ' euro feel here. Bet‘yomelta " Stella, grab a seat (the stools ke rabbits) and roles amongst les objéts franoaisos that on» walls. the only um that’s .- not table football. But Which in blue and Ac Illan in red.

NEGOOIAllt'S, lOtlllAll StREEt, EDINBURGH. llegociant’s is a cafe/bar/restaurant that

has travelled the world and brought the best».

bits back home. At lunchtime the menu has a Malaysian/Indonesian slant whereas. in the evenings, it’s rather more Indochinese/ European. (Our compliments to the Nepalese ex-Ghurkha cheh)‘ -. I ""99 continents. the co H “I

beers are frequently strong and Belgian. Stella being one of many. But a word of advice. If you have to get up early tomorrow don't drink 151 Shooters. A visit to Negociant’s. like travelling, broadens the mind. But sometimes blows it altogether.

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J food’!_,_.mat and so is'the music.


_ ~ rm, muse StllEEt, ousoow. the people

who serve the Stella at this basement bar say “the Fixx” is the centre for Scottish roclu; music. the gig, in fact, where many a mega famous band out its teeth. But whoever heard of Wet Wet Wet, llue and cry- and Deacon Blue? 5% when they’re at hone _ "they can’t be trusted My say this’ used to be a jewellery warehouse, and the scene of a

famous robbery. Believe what you like, there’s a real buzz here and a life size

rhinoceros' head sticking through the wall. llo, really!

nié‘ean‘mumom, 21 soon: vino no, WEE. At noon every day wheel back

the huge doors of” on old bus depot and


area whoppers. WE SAID tllE If you're out to ‘At chevvys for 'a' mu

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.’ fliersynwces some meson. At last,


a bar that knows its Benchester-Brldge Illobrock. ~A place where you can

out into th basement at n'ncestquare.

llor is it em j restaurant ' is the order of the day. also a deli which sells a rather adventurous selection of ,Soch class isn't altogether unexpected, though. D’Arcy’s is just down- stairs hameett and Sassoon. And they do serve Stella."-

ousooy. today we're looking through the arched windows of this veritablyn cosmopolitan bar. the neon sign flashes Stella Artois and brings a smile to the face. Indeed, the only occupant of this place not

sporting asmil‘e is the_h fish staring longinfly lWater. one sympathM all inenu offers some happier piscine specimens. amongst others. It's easy to imagine here that you’re the host of a swinging party at your very own Manhattan penthouse flat. Or, just look out of the window and watch John Street jam.